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NEXT CLUB MEETING: October 6th, 6:30 PM at WoodCraft on Sullivan in the Valley. NEXT CLUB MEETING: TOPIC: Ron Valley will discuss various method of wet wood drying to avoid cracking, including a homemade kiln dryer.  You will still have opportunity to sign up for the Saturday Demo day with Stuart Batty at this meeting. See that announcement below !   DON'T MISS THE STUART BATTY DEMO DAY EVENT !!!!!!  There is one spot left on the MONDAY, October 10th WORKSHOP DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview "  Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinator: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  ALSO: always check this web site for any other announcements regarding the Saturday sessions at Riverview.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM.   Ron Gooley will be hosting an open turning day at the Riverview shop beginning at 9:00 AM.  The shop is located at 1711 E. Ross Ct.   Be sure to bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece, this is a good time to get help with it, and you can always make sure that you are sharpening your tools properly.  Remember there are now  8 lathes available, and this remains a members only event unless you live at Riverview.

1st Saturday with Virginia and Bob Weaver:  As a NON-INW-CLUB event we would like to share that these sessions are held by Bob and Virginia at their Post Falls, ID shop.  Please check with Bob or Virginia as to whether the sessions are being held that month and any topic for the session.

STUART BATTY IN SPOKANE WITH US !!!  SIGN UP NOW For the DEMO DAY ! Waiting list only on the workshops !               email:

October 8, 9 and 10 - Woodturning legend Stuart Batty will join us in Spokane for 3 full days.  DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ONE OF THE FOREMOST NAMES IN WOODTURNING !  Watch Stuart on Stuart Batty's Youtube channel and on Tim Yoder's Woodturning Workshop Part 1    Part 2    Stuart Batty !!!!!  Flyer Here

Saturday, October 8th: full-day DEMONSTRATION at WoodCraft:  $45 now, and $50 at door (if space permits!!)  We hope for a full house at WoodCraft, and you really should not miss this amazing teacher and turner.  Unless you like to travel, this may be a once in a lifetime turning opportunity !

Sunday October 8th and Monday October 9th:  ONE SPOT JUST OPENED UP ON MONDAY !!!!    Only if one of the registered members drops out will waiting listed members be able to take the workshops, and again in the order of wait listing.           Full day workshops are  limited to a maximum of 8 participants each day.  Held at the shop at Riverview Retirement.  Fee:  Now is $150.  All registered participants will receive detailed emails of the materials and or tools needed at the workshop.  Some tools will be available at the shop, but if you have the tools needed, you are strongly advised to use your own.  A sharpening session may precede each days workshops with Stuart, so that everyone's tools are sharp and just need touch up during the day.  NOTE: Monday session begins at 7:00 AM !!!!  We will have the coffee hot and waiting !!!! Full information will be available here, as well as at the Thursday, October 6th meeting.  Material needs will be sent out as soon as confirmed.

We are thrilled to be able to bring world class demonstrators to the Inland Northwest !


INW has been granted 501c3 status by the IRS and as such we are now a not for profit corporation.  Your donations to the club may be tax deductible !!!  We will be having donation documentation forms available for your records of donations. Donations that include money, wood or tools can be valued and may be tax deductible for you.  (the usual, please discuss all tax issues with your own tax advisor, etc, etc, etc.).  Neither annual dues, nor raffle money will qualify to receive a donation  form.

Jim Christiansen's handout for the August meeting - Introduction to Design for Woodturners - is now in the Downloadable Articles section on the Member Resources page.

OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  Dues are due annually at the beginning of each New Year.  Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year.  Student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation ! New memberships are always welcome !  New memberships are prorated* for the amount of 2016 remaining at time of membership and expire end of year like all renewing members. *Proration ends at $15, which is the minimum new member membership fee, for anytime joining July 1st and after.

NAME TAGS: If you have lost your name tag, or your dog ate it, email Carl and a new one will be on the tag apron next meeting.  Newly joined members will have their name tags available at the next monthly meeting. Just go to the name tag apron and find it.  email to


Rob Kroft, a new member, had volunteered, but his schedule is not allowing a lot of meeting attendance.  AV is super important to the meetings, as it adds visuals and better sound to everyone's experience of the demo's.    WE WOULD WELCOME ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE AV PROGRAM AT THE MEETINGS.  IT IS NOT HARD TO LEARN.  Please talk to Carl or any Board Member to discuss how you can help.

Woodcraft 18420130207_202259Everyone is welcome to attend the lunch Board meetings, held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.  We really would love to see members step up to the plate and support their Club with sweat equity.  The present meeting location is Frankee Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Good food and great service !  Come on down !!!

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

Important Safety Considerations for future cuttings: All attendees are asked to wear eye and ear protection since several chainsaws will be in use. If you have not done so already, you will also be asked to sign a waiver in order to participate. Those members who have attended the chainsaw training sessions are invited to operate saws. Future harvests will be planned to include brief Chain Saw Safety training sessions for those that want to participate.

HOW DO I SAFELY Fell a tree?  This video is a must watch !





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